Posted by: atowhee | January 24, 2012


The FAA has not tried to ground migrating Whooping Cranes.  They have, however, grounded the light aircraft used to lead first year Whoopers from Wisconsin to Florida as conservationists continue to build a second, reserve, population of Whooping Cranes.  There is always the chance that the surviving natural population now breed only in North central Canada and wintering on the Gulf Coast should suffer a major disaster from weather or disease.

Click here to hear the NPR interview with the grounded pilot.

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